Five Termite Species All Homeowners Should Be Aware Of

While there are over 2,000 species of termites, NPMA is sharing information about the following five species found throughout the U.S.:

  1. Subterranean termites are the most destructive species in the U.S. and live in colonies of up to two million members underground or in moist, secluded areas above ground.
  2. Formosan termites are the most voracious and are difficult to control once they infest a structure due to their aggressive nature.
  3. Dampwood termites infest wood with a high moisture content and are typically larger than other termite species.
  4. Drywood termites infest dry wood and often nest in roof materials and wall supports.
  5. Conehead termites are an invasive species and can remain undetected for years as they refrain from building nests until their colony is strong and healthy.


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